Eye Emergencies in Sanford

Eye Emergencies in Sanford

Foreign objects or stabbing pains in your eye? Don’t wait!

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Experiencing a stab of pain in your eye?

Sudden changes in vision? Images appearing faded, blurry or foggy?

Got chemicals or another foreign object or substance in your eye?

Come visit Advanced EyeCare for emergency eye care.

Our Sanford optometrists can help you preserve your vision and eye health.

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We understand that accidents happen.

Our optometrists know exactly what to do to help you through your eye care emergency.

Whether it’s a workplace accident, an at-home incident, or some other emergency requiring immediate attention, we’re here to help you preserve your eye health and sight!


What To Do If You Have an Eye Emergency

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First things first. Don’t panic! Staying calm is the best way to help you think straight and help those around you to remain calm. Often, it’s not necessary to go to an emergency room for eye emergencies. In fact, the vast majority of people who go to the emergency room for eye care could have received treatment from their local optometrist instead.

If you’re unsure whether you’re experiencing an eye emergency, give us a call immediately! Delay may increase the risk of serious complications and may result in vision loss.

Until you see your eye doctor or seek urgent care, avoid the following:

  • Don’t try to remove an embedded object out of your eye
  • If your eye is injured, don't press on it or rub it
  • Dry cotton and sharp instruments such as tweezers should never be used on the eye.

Whether you've had a workplace accident or an at-home incident, our eye doctors are here to help


Eye Emergencies FAQs

What is considered an eye emergency?

Eye emergencies are anything that may cause permanent damage to your eyes or vision without timely intervention from an eye care professional.

The most common types of eye emergencies include:

  • A blow, poke or other trauma to the eye
  • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Chemical spills in the eye
  • Foreign object embedded in the eye
  • Sudden appearance of light flashes or floaters
  • Contact lens lost in the eye
Does an eye infection require urgent care?

Symptoms of an eye infection typically include itching, burning, redness, crusty and watery eyes. See a Sanford eye doctor if your symptoms last over 4 days or if you experience intense pain, redness, blurred vision or light sensitivity.

What should I do if a foreign object enters my eye?

Most of the time, a person can easily remove debris from the eye by repeatedly blinking to get the debris out. If that doesn't work, you can wash your eye with saline (sterile salt water) to flush out any dust and dirt from your eye, or use streaming tap water.

However, to scratch your cornea while attempting to get an object out which can cause further site-threatening complications.

So the best thing you can do in this kind of eye emergency is to get to your eye doctor in Sanford as soon as possible.

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- Jul. 23, 2024
We love Advanced Eye Care and have been coming here for years for our eye care needs, highly recomme... nd! Dr. Christie, Dr. Ben and Dr. Le and the entire Team there are all wonderful!!
- Jul. 10, 2024
I had a great experience here! My son is 6 and eye appointments are difficult and the staff did such... a good job being patient and making it fun. Sam was incredible, he was so kind to my son and made the process so smooth! Dr. Ben was incredible and kind and thorough! Everyone should come here if they are in need of glasses or an eye exam!
- Jul. 05, 2024
Sam is fantastic. He made the visit enjoyable! The office is professional and clean. They don’t le... ave you lingering as a patient. No pressure in buying anything but lay options out for you to consider.
- Jul. 04, 2024
The doctors and staff are friendly, attentive and thorough.
- Jun. 30, 2024
Thorough staff and the best vision solution to accommodate my work and hobbies.
- Jun. 18, 2024
Sam the optician assistant/technician was an incredible help. He made the process smooth, quick, and... with excellent care. His attention to detail was stellar. Anyone would feel secure with their optical health in his hands.
- Jun. 07, 2024
Great staff , very professional service
- May. 31, 2024
Some family members recommended Advanced EyeCare recently and my husband and I are so pleased with o... ur switch. Dr. Christy and her team did a marvelous job assessing my vision and providing me with a more accurate contact lens Rx. I returned today for a follow-up and had a marvelous tech, "Sam", who had the best personality. He did a great job explaining everything, was attentive and had a good sense of humor. I could tell how serious he took his job. Keep up the great work! Thank you Advanced EyeCare Michelle Medina
- May. 14, 2024
Advanced EyeCare is a superior eye care provider with knowledgeable, professional, and friendly staf... f.
- Apr. 26, 2024
I got an appointment for next day, Autumn assisted me upon my arrival and was super friendly and did... not hesitate to answer any questions I had, everyone was really nice and the appointment was quick yet thorough.
- Apr. 25, 2024
I can’t say enough good about Advanced Eye Care & staff re: my 4/24/24 Full Eye Exam❤️ Dr Ben ... Larson, Sam, Ariana & Autum were all Top-Notch. I might’ve missed a name but every person I dealt with was kind, respectful, thorough & totally professional‼️ They’re always at the top of their game😊
- Mar. 28, 2024
Advanced EyeCare is the best. They have a great team. Sam is very nice and educated.
- Mar. 14, 2024
Went to annual eye exam today. Sam was the technician and he did an amazing job! Made the experience... fun. He has a great attitude and is very professional.
- Feb. 09, 2024
Great staff to work with. Autumn made checking in simple and Dr Christy walked me through my contac... t lens options. Great customer service
- Feb. 08, 2024
Had a great experience on my routine vision exam with Sam…. Wonderful experience… Thanks Sam
- Feb. 07, 2024
Sam was great! Always good to see Dr Ben. Very thorough exam and the environment and vibe is wonderf... ul.
- Jan. 28, 2024
My first visit to Advanced Eyecare in Sanford was in January. First, the office is lovely, up-to-dat... e, with comfortable seating. The staff was friendly and concerned about my comfort. And the eye exam was the most comprehensive I have ever had. Also, if you want a great selection of glasses,, you’ll find what you’re looking for. I highly recommend Advanced Eyecare.
- Dec. 22, 2023
Sam was great!
- Dec. 22, 2023
Sam was very friendly and personable. He made the eye exam experience pleasant and fun and was conve... rsational and cheerful during the holiday season. He used my name frequently during the encounter which created a more welcoming and personalized visit. Sam is awesome!
- Dec. 11, 2023
Everyone is awesome...this is the place to go

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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Advanced EyeCare in Sanford without delay!

(407) 333-3937